The Calgary Society of Community Opportunities

Social Service

About

The Calgary Society of Community Opportunities (CSCO) is a dynamic society determined to improve the lives of vulnerable adults. Our day program is fun, energetic and empowering for participants and we have created the first Clubhouse for adults with developmental disabilities. We have received great feedback from our Clubhouse Champions.  Join the movement by donating to our cause today.

Our Impact

CSCO Clubhouse:

  • Provides opportunities for socialization, education and independence in a recreational atmosphere
  • Supports freedom to be yourself
  • Individuals are welcomed as a valued part of the community
  • Increases meaningful relationships

Recreation (Taken from research that supports recreation):

  • Helps reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, osteoporosis, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, back problems and obesity
  • Increases mental health and well-being by reducing stress and depression
  • Builds self-esteem and a positive self-image
  • Reduces negative behaviours (from a lack of motivation and dependence on staff to repeated instances of aggression or passivity)
  • Reduces racism by building an understanding between diverse cultures
  • Reduces isolation, loneliness and alienation
  • Leisure builds and maintains friendly relationships for both people with and without disabilities

 Music (Taken from the Canadian Association of Music Therapists):

  • Improves cognitive functioning, emotional development and speech and motor skills
  • Singing assists in the development of articulation, rhythm, and breath control
  • Increases blood circulation that allows more oxygen to reach the brain – increasing mental alertness, concentration and memory

Entrepreneurship:

  • Increases problem solving skills and decision making
  • Belief that one’s goal is within one’s control
  • Teaches organizational skills including time management, leadership development and interpersonal skills all of which are transferable skills sought by employers

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Legal Name

The Calgary Society of Community Opportunities

Charity Number

129948709 RR0001

How your gift will be used

We are constantly seeking funds to operate our many recreation, performing arts, cooking and academic/entrepreneurial programs. Your donation will ensure that the cost is as low as possible for participants, as well as provide funding for equipment which will be used to further develop and expand our programs.

  •  Sponsoring all or part of a 10 week program costs $70 – $1050.00.

Below are some examples of capital items we are seeking donations for today:

  • Kitchen equipment for our Power of ME (micro-enterprise) entrepreneurial program to teach participants how to run their own canteen. We need a refrigerated counter, freezer display chest, cash register with counter, electric soup pots, coffee brewer and dispensers, etc. Cost: $12,750

Cost of Clubhouse rent:

  • $28775.04 per year

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